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ARPA Awards for Southeastern Members 2021 - 2022: Home

American Rescue Plan Act

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has provided the New York State Library with $6.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the LSTA Grants to States Program. The State Library has allocated $5,514,315 of these federal funds to New York State’s nine regional Reference and Research Library Resources Councils for collaborative regional projects that will advance digital equity, encourage library/museum partnerships, and expand student access to digital resources.

Southeastern’s allocation will be for projects that address the three required project components:

  • Expanding student access to digital resources through school library systems
  • Strengthening library/museum partnerships
  • Advancing digital inclusion in collaboration with public library systems and public libraries

More information on each of these funding areas is available in the libguide tabs.

The State Library posted ARPA Library Subawards Guidelines, which outline the requirements for Southeastern and any member that participates in the projects.


Southeastern LogoQuestions about the ARPA awards? Contact

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065